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California Supreme Court declines to review Sutter data-breach case

By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

By Rachel Landen  |  August 09, 2014

Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.

Scripps Health's surplus rises in Q3

By Bob Herman  |  August 08, 2014

Investment gains combined with a tight rein on expenses raised the surplus of Scripps Health in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to the San Diego-based system's most recent financial documents released Thursday.

California court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health

By Sacramento (Calif.) Bee  |  July 22, 2014

A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...

Sutter Health sees surplus rise as expenses fall

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 13, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system in Sacramento, Calif., reported a small dip in revenue for the first quarter of the year, largely because of less revenue from capitated contracts. The system currently treats 252,315 individuals on a capitated basis across its hospitals.

More hospital systems moving into insurance business

By Melanie Evans  |  May 24, 2014

St. Louis-based Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed health insurer operating in 18 states that would be a significant escalation in the ongoing move by hospital operators into the insurance business in preparation for value-based payment models.

Ascension considers major insurance play

Ascension considers major insurance play

By Melanie Evans  |  May 22, 2014

Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed insurance company that operates in 18 states, which would be a significant escalation in the brewing shift among hospital operators toward the business of selling health plans.

Managing care between home and hospice

Managing care between home and hospice

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 04, 2014

They call it the gray zone—the gradual deterioration of health experienced by many frail and chronically ill elderly, the condition that lies somewhere between treatable disease and terminal illness.

Antritust lawsuit against Sutter revived again

Antritust lawsuit against Sutter revived again

By Joe Carlson  |  December 10, 2013

Plaintiffs are trying to revive a class-action lawsuit against northern California's Sutter Health that claims the 24-hospital system is violating antitrust laws by forcing insurance companies to cover all Sutter doctors and steer patients to the system.

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